Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Laugh So You Don't Cry

Saturday Night Live had a funny video about the current financial mess. It is a spoof of President Bush and Speaker Pelosi that goes on for about 7 minutes. It also includes the Sandlers, real people.

See the video at: http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/c-span-bailout/727521/

For information on the Sandlers see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herb_Sandler

Everyone form all political perspectives can enjoy the video from England in 2007. These two comedians have nailed the current crisis.

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You may note the reference to Bear Stearns. Remember this comes from 2007 before the bailout of Bear Stearns. This was taken off You Tube a few weeks ago and I am happy to see it has resurfaced.


Rafe A. Schaefer said...

This was a very funny skit, I agree! I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that Pelosi was content to blame the problem on the current administration without regards to any objections that may be made based on factual occurences.

Also funny, but a little sad, were the two portrayals of the types of individuals affected by the credit crisis. The two guys where were not credit worthy borrowers and had no conception of hard work or paying for what they used, and the couple that bought 12 timeshares in order to flip them for a quick return on their investments. Maybe we shouldn't feel sorry for a lot of the people that could potentially lose their homes in this crisis.

WestonD. said...

It really shows the key players in this financial fiasco. Many blame the poor for the bad loans. If that were true, then the Fannie Mae bail out of 58 billion should have handled the bad loans to homeowners. It has been my obeservation that the bad loans to investors are the real issue. That took 700 billion to correct. This skit is pretty funny because its all so true. It seems like everyone is trying to get in on this like it shows in the skit wether its the 2 non credit worthy people of the couple that bought the 12 timeshares.

Luke Flanagan said...

This was hilarious! I think Pelosi needs to learn where/where not to poing the finger! The people effected in the credit crisis will hopefully learn something out of this and show people where they went wrong. Hopefully banks will learn to have more strict policies when it comes to just handing out loans to people!